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    • Oral History Interview with Cherise Miller-March

    • 2016-08-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Cherise Miller-March and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Miller-March recalls her perceptions during basic training and technical school that the female airmen had to work much harder than the...
    • WV0622 Cherise Miller-March Papers
    • Oral History interview with Mary "Larry" Young Hines, 2015

    • 2015-08-03
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary "Larry" Young Hines and her service with the American Red Cross.

      Hines recalls choosing to go to Vietnam with the American Red Cross as a way for her to participate in history and perhaps gain a better...
    • WV0591 Mary 'Larry' Young Hines Papers
    • Oral history interview with Violet Thurn Cowden, 2007

    • 2007-05-03
    • Primarily discusses Violet Thurn Cowden's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from 1943 to 1944.

      Cowden discusses her childhood on a farm in South Dakota, working for room and board to attend high school in the nearby town,...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dolores Meurer Reed, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Dolores Meurer Reed's service in the WASP from 1943 to 1944.

      Reed discusses her early childhood, her first experience flying, earning money to pay for flight lessons, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. She discusses learning...
    • WV0398 Dolores Reed Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Joan Lyle, 2007

    • 2007-05-01
    • Primarily documents Joan Lyle's service in the WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilots] during WWII and her subsequent work as a pilot.

      Lyle briefly discusses her childhood spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She discusses taking flight lessons...
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Chamberlin Smith, 2006

    • 2006-06-09
    • Primarily documents Margaret L. Chamberlin Smith's background; service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II; and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Smith talks briefly about her family and the...
    • WV0349 Margaret Chamberlin Smith Papers
    • [Violet Cowden after completing a tandem jump, 2006]

    • 2006
    • Violet Thurn Cowden poses for a photograph under an Army Golden Knight tent following her completing a tandem jump with the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2006. Deployed parachutes can be seen laying beneath an open-air...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • [Violet Cowden parachutes, 2006]

    • 2006
    • Picture of Violet Thurn Cowden taken in mid-air during her tandem jump with the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2006.
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susie Winston Bain, 2000

    • 2000-10-11
    • Documents Susie Bain's early life and school experiences in Texas; her service in the WASP and its influence on her opinions and non-military life; and her life in Greensboro, North Carolina, after the war.

      Bain discusses growing in Texas...
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Mayes, 2000

    • 2000-05-23
    • Mayes primarily discusses WASP training, working overseas with the Red Cross and Air Force Pacific Command, and her experiences in the Air Force Reserves, GE, and as a WASP veteran.

      Mayes details her mother's experiences teaching and being a...
    • WV0169 Nancy Mayes Papers
    • [Bobbi Earp at desk, ca. 1947]

    • 1947
    • N. Marlyn "Bobbi" Roberts Earp sits at her desk at Naval Air Station Glenview (Illinois), circa 1947.
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [Bobbi and Roger Earp in air traffic control tower, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Navy personnel N. Marilyn "Bobbi" Roberts Earp and Roger Earp, who married in September 1945, at work in the air traffic control tower at Naval Air Station Glenview (Illinois) in 1945.
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [Portrait of Bobbi Earp, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of N. Marilyn "Bobbi" Roberts Earp in WAVES seersucker working uniform, circa 1945.
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [Portrait of Bobbi Earp, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of N. Marilyn "Bobbi" Roberts Earp in WAVES blue service dress, circa 1945.
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [Susie Winston Bain, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain stands in the doorway of a building at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, wearing the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, tan trousers, A-2 leather jacket, and turban-type kerchief, circa 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Three WASPs, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain (left) poses with two fellow WASPs at Avenger Field in spring 1944. The women wear the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, tan trousers, and turban-type kerchief.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Susie Winston Bain at laundry, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain poses at the door to the base laundry at Avenger Field in a WASP flight or work suit, circa 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Portrait of Susie Winston Bain, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Susie Winston Bain in WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch, scarf, and goggles, in 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [WASPs in leather jackets, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Six WASP trainees, including Susie Winston Bain (2nd from left) stand with an unidentified man, circa 1944. The women wear the early WASP "General's White" uniform of a white blouse, khaki trousers, and A-2 leather jacket with Fifinella patch.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000

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